2005 Toyota Tacoma Base Model 2.7L from North America
Rock solid truck, with some bumps in the road in 2014 at 99k miles
At 60k miles, the A/C blower motor needed replacement (warranty).
At approx 99k miles, the secondary air pump and valve went bad. This system simply blows hot exhaust on the catalytic converter for a few seconds on cold starts. No essential engine function here. Around $1,000 to fix. I bypassed it for around $100.00.
At approx 99k miles, both U joints were shot.
At approx 99k miles, the throw out bearing squeaked. I went ahead and changed the clutch at that time too.
This is my 2nd Tacoma. My 99 went 100k trouble free miles, until I traded it for the 2005.
For around 99k miles, I did nothing to this truck but drive it (other than oil changes, tires, and a battery). It's been rock solid, no complaints.
After fixing the problems mentioned before, it runs as smooth as the day I got it. I intend to keep the truck.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd January, 2015